THE BEST IN FILM, FOOD, WINE & FUN
The Sonoma International Live and Virtual Film Festival (SIFF), an entirely walkable and clickable five-day festival, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best in independent film and filmmakers from around the world, inspiring savvy film lovers, and introducing the power of film to student filmmakers.
From our Filmmakers
“It’s All Been A Fantastic Experience”
All around, our necessarily long distance involvement with SIFF has had a paradoxical aspect to it: that we don’t feel the distance, that to the extent you have built a community around film, we truly feel a part of it. We have heard from people all over (certainly the country, and perhaps the world) that they were able to see our film thanks to the Sonoma International Film Festival. So, to all of you: thanks for the warmth, for the embrace, for the collaboration. It’s all been a fantastic experience, from start to finish.
– John Donvan and Caren Zucker, In A Different Key | 2021 SIFF A3 Audience Award Winners
“Sonoma is just a wonderful festival”
Sonoma is just a wonderful festival – probably the most fun you could have at a film festival, along with an amazing atmosphere and a true appreciation for the films. Every screening feels like an event, every programme and selection respected. Loved playing my short film NEON here in 2017, and met some lifelong friends among the other filmmakers. Everyone should attend this festival and try to get in their programme! Many thanks to Kevin and the whole team – ’til next time 🙂
– Roxanne Holman
“These folks do everything right!”
If there is a more generous, well-run festival with a wide appeal and selection I don’t know about it. These folks do everything right. AND they stand up for free speech. When trolls tried to have my film removed by flooding the festival’s social media sites, these savvy film aficionados shut them down in a hurry.
– Jeff Witzeman
From our Sponsors
“A great partner ”
The Sonoma International Film Fest was a great partner for Sony. Throughout the festival, we were able to showcase our Sony Home Theater Demo and connect with attendees to give them the experience of what it can be like to have a movie theater in their home.
SIFF is a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to support an amazing event. The Film Festival is a collection of national and international films, the sponsorship is a way to directly connect with that audience in an intimate way that only Sonoma offers. There are various levels to contribute that suits your budget and other ways that can really boost your support at a Community level. Lastly, your sponsorship is supported by other wine and food businesses as a co-marketing effort to complete a really enriching experience for yourself, business and the Festival. Simply fantastic.
– bevan + associates
“Proud to continue our partnership”
The San Francisco Chronicle is thrilled to sponsor the Sonoma International Film Festival. The Chronicle is proud of its continued legacy supporting the unique arts & entertainment community of the Bay Area.
– Bill Nagel, Publisher
From our Attendees
“What a lovely setting”
What a lovely setting for a congenial gathering filled with nice people and an eclectic selection of films. My wife and I had a great time.
– Leonard Maltin
“A jewel of a film festival”
SIFF is a jewel of a film festival: serious in its celebration of cinema, but as warm and inviting as Sonoma itself. Somehow, it manages to bring in the best talent that Hollywood and the world have to offer while staying true to the small-town charm of the Valley of the Moon. To be a part of it is to fall in love with the movies all over again—in one of the most beautiful spots on earth.
– J.D. Heyman
“I’ll definitely be back next year”
Such an amazing festival!! So much wine, kindness, and fun! Would absolutely recommend it. It was the best place to have a world premiere that we could have asked for. Such an amazing festival!!
– Lucy Houlihan